Group Travel Counselor

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Lady Lake, FL

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p>The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.</p> <p>Works in a temperature controlled office environment. Occasional (less than 20% of work time) required with exposure to road hazards and temperature extremes.&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Primary Duties and Responsibilities:<br /></span> <ul> <li>Negotiates price quotes from vendors for transportation, lodging, meals, and sightseeing activities.</li> <li>Coordinates brochure production, including writing copy, selecting photos and proofing.</li> <li>Produces a variety of reports and client mailings, rooming lists, billing statements, inventory lists, itineraries, final bulletins, etc.</li> <li>Processes booking invoices, deposits and other payments, changes and cancellations from tour members.</li> <li>Completes air reservations and issues tickets.</li> <li>Discusses tour arrangements, itinerary, billing, etc. with client, branch office consultant and/or vendor.</li> <li>Prepares tour escort book and related material including expense, etc.</li> <li>Verifies tour escorts expense report, tour report completion and follow-up on any outstanding override commissions.</li> <li>Reviews industry and AAA product and services to maintain current information.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Preferred Qualifications:</span></p> <ul> <li>Certified Travel Agent (CTA) Designation.</li> <li>Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) Designation.</li> <li>Extensive group travel experience, including large departures.</li> <li>Experience using Apollo reservation system.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Required Qualifications:</span></p> <ul> <li>Must be able to accommodate a flexible, part-time schedule.</li> </ul> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br />Education:</span><br /> <ul> <li>High School diploma or equivalent</li> </ul> <br /> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Experience:</span></p> <ul> <li>Comprehensive travel agent experience with emphasis on group transactions (domestic and international).</li> <li>Negotiating preferred rates (group contracts) with airlines, hotels, ground transportation suppliers, cruise lines, etc.</li> <li>Accurately performing basic mathematical calculations.</li> <li>Preparing travel brochures and marketing materials.</li> <li>Processing monetary transactions.</li> <li>Using computer software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.).</li> <li>Promoting preferred vendors.</li> </ul> <p><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Knowledge and Skills:</span></p> <ul> <li>Computer reservations systems.</li> <li>World geography.</li> <li>Travel processing procedures.</li> <li>Standards and regulations concerning the travel industry.</li> <li>Presenting travel programs to groups of potential clients.</li> <li>Working under pressure to meet deadlines.</li> <li>Determining competitive pricing.</li> <li>Meeting and maintaining quality standards.</li> <li>Performing comprehensive sales relating to products and services available.</li> <li>Analyzing and developing programs that will be beneficial to the success of the group travel operations.</li> <li>Analyzing and resolving problems.</li> <li>Preparing and presenting oral and written reports.</li> </ul> <br />